How to fix Kia Bluetooth connection problems
Technology is a wonderful thing, but there is nothing more frustrating than when it stops working. This is especially the case in the car. Not only is malfunctioning technology annoying, it can also potentially be dangerous. One common complaint we hear has to do with Bluetooth. If you’re experiencing dropped calls or general connection problems, we are here to help. There are a number of things you can do to fix your Kia’s Bluetooth and correctly sync your smartphone to it. These include disconnecting and then reconnecting, using a fully charged device, clearing clutter away from the vehicle’s dashboard and double-checking your USB and AUX cables.
What to do if Kia drops calls
First thing’s first. Double-check to make sure your smartphone or other electronic device is compatible with your Kia. If all is good there, then double-check the AUX or USB cable you are using. Try these cables in a different vehicle to make sure both work and also check for any tears in the plastic. A bad cable could be the source of your issues. If it’s not, try these other solutions.
- Keep your smartphone close to your Kia’s audio system
- Try disconnecting all devices from the Kia and permanently remove all from the vehicle’s infotainment system. You will want to only connect one electronic device at a time. Any other devices not in use should have the Bluetooth turned off to avoid connection issues. Turn Bluetooth off on your smartphone and your Kia. Then restart the vehicle and your electronic device. Once both are restarted, enable Bluetooth on both and try connecting again.
- Remove all clutter, including coins and pens, from the area near the Kia’s infotainment system to help maximize the Bluetooth signal between the vehicle and your smartphone.
- Make sure your smartphone is fully charged. When it’s low on battery it will put out a weak Bluetooth signal, which in turn can cause problems, such as dropped calls.
How did it go? Are you still having issues connecting your smartphone? Contact our team of experts! We can help you troubleshoot. From all of us at Matt Castrucci Kia, we look forward to speaking with you.
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